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Plunket’s Babysitting Course is online and ready.

Maire Perrott —

This online babysitting course is perfect for teenagers these holidays before they go out child minding. The certificate they receive upon completion can be shown to employers and noted on their CV.

Whanau Awhina Plunket online Babysitting Course

Plunket Education in Schools’ Babysitting Course is available for teenagers all over Aotearoa.

This course is designed to give high school students the knowledge and skills to babysit children of all ages. It's written for first time babysitters; students don't need to have previous experience to enrol.

The course ideal for students aged 14 and above and takes around 2-3 hours to complete.

Students work through nine sequential modules and on completion of the course and the final quiz will receive a certificate certified by Whanau Awhina Plunket to show employers that they have completed this course and are ready to babysit. As well as the certificate the students are sent a Babysitter's Manual that supports all the information they have learned in the course.

During the course the following topics are covered:

• the role of the babysitter, including the expectations of the families you are working for

• ages and stages of children from birth to school age, their basic needs and their care

• professional behaviour including your presentation

• how to engage with children of different ages, including activities for each age group and

behavioural information

• safety, including emergency situations, keeping yourself and the children safe, and basic first aid

• how to get a babysitting job.

This course is presented using videos, quizzes and activities which are fun as well as informative

This course is presented using videos, quizzes and activities which are fun as well as informative. Click here for more information or to sign up.